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Initial post: Feb 23, 2013 9:30:04 AM PST
Rannxz says:
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right spot to put it in, but figured I'd give it a shot.

I'm looking for a tablet that is Android accessible (I want to download apps from Google Play). Also, I would love if it had a keyboard or keyboard attachment similar in style to the Chromebook and I would like to connect a mouse to it, but I guess that's not required.

But the main important concern is that it must be $299.99 or cheaper.

The Samsung Chromebook is something I'm looking for (in terms of aesthetic appeal and use). If the Chromebook allowed for downloading google apps from Google Play, I'd buy that. But because I heard it doesn't support google play apps, I have to look elsewhere.

Any help will be greatly appreciated; looking at the Supported Google Play devices has me all confused.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2013 3:14:12 PM PST
B. Marks says:
Name brand, decent quality 10" tablets start about $350. The 7" name brand tablets start about $200. Most of the tablets that have a folding keyboard dock are 10" although you can use Bluetooth keyboards with any tablet. In all of these cases the keyboard has to be paid for separately. Actually, the one exception to this that I know of is the bundled Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" with keyboard doc, but they no longer make those. You can find them used.

You might want to look at the Asus Transformer. It's well above your price range and then you have to buy the keyboard dock as well. But it's a really nice tablet that will give you what you want. You might find last year's models used or refurbished within your price range.

You can buy off-brand tablets for less but they tend to be unreliable, have compatibility problems. Updates are rare and service ranges from poor to non-existent. I would stick with brands like Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, Acer and Sony.

If you can't afford a major brand tablet you'll be better off with a notebook or Chromebook.


Posted on Mar 7, 2013 4:56:32 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2013 7:44:26 PM PST
FAL says:
Asus tf300 224.99 to 299.99. Keyboard dock fore as low as 49.99. At Amazon warehouse and newegg.
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